With her new movie "What To Expect When You're Expecting" set to hit theaters on May 18th, Elizabeth Banks offered up some last minute promotional efforts by fronting the June 2012 issue of Allure magazine.
The 38-year-old big screen beauty looks elegant in a sequined gown by Donna Karan New York for the Norman Jean Roy shot front page while opening up about topics including infertility, being a bread-winner and her raunchy-comedy sex scenes.
Highlights from Miss Banks' interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Allure!
On having a son, Felix, via a gestational surrogate:
"It's essentially a test-tube baby—it's just that the test tube is another woman. That you can grow a baby outside of yourself! It's just amazing!"
On playing a pregnant woman in multiple movies:
"I had already mourned the loss of my fertility for myself, so I was past it. The only time it really affected me was when Alec Baldwin looked me straight in the eye and asked me, 'Are you pregnant right now?' And I blanched totally. Because of course, technically, no. I wasn't."
On thinking that she had physical impediments to an acting future:
"I thought I had chicken legs, and I thought, Oh, my boobies are too small. It was the era of Cindy Crawford and The Body—and I didn't have that."
On outearning her husband:
"Well, we're the first generation to do it. And it's very ingrained even in our DNA that men are hunter-gatherers who are meant to go off and provide. And that we are really meant to stay at home and have kids.... Let's be honest. Men love a second income. It gets them their boat and their vacations. They want their wives to work."